National Umbrella Day falls on Feb. 10 every year to honor the everyday item, which bears a lot of significance in our lives. An umbrella gives us some reprieve from the scorching sun and saves us from getting wet in the rain: No wonder it's considered an essential.

Nowadays, umbrellas have gone beyond the ordinary usage and have gotten aesthetic makeovers to come to be termed as a “fashion accessory.” How cool is that!

If you have been smitten by young and charming Thai women carrying quirky umbrellas that match the mood of their outfits, know for sure you are not the only one.

Not only that, colorful miniature umbrellas used to decorate cocktails have the power to instantly put you in good spirits. Umbrellas have carved a niche in the art world for two key reasons- their color and shape make sharp silhouettes and they can be used as a canvas to show an artist’s creative chops.

The humble umbrella is now not just a practical essential, it is a sight to behold with luxurious fabrics, colors and modern features.

Here are some quotes about an umbrella that will highlight how significant umbrellas are for humans: (Courtesy-

  • "Let a smile be your umbrella, and you'll end up with a face full of rain," - George Carlin
  • "The success is like an umbrella. It has wires in it called faith. It has no meaning if there is no rain and storm called ebbs and flows of life," – Vikrmn
  • "An open umbrella is just a closed beautiful sky," - Xavier Forneret
  • "The umbrella won't stop the rain, but it will help you to get out during the rainfall. As well as confidence is not going to guarantee your success, but it will give you the opportunity to achieve it," - Eyden I.
  • "Rain is nature's art; an umbrella is man's art. When you walk with your umbrella on a rainy day, you walk with a super art which is a combination of two different arts!"- Mehmet Murat Ildan.
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A women keeps in the shade of her umbrella as she tries to beat the heat at Cardiff State beach in Encinitas, California, July 6, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Blake